I grew up at the movies. I lived in a neighborhood where most of the children were younger than I was, and therefore I had few friends my own age. I spent my time reading and going to the movies. These pursuits were my companions. At that time, admission for a kid was 25 to 60 cents. And we had double and sometimes even … Read More ELIA KAZAN’S ‘EAST OF EDEN’
Melanie is a hair and makeup artist working in various fields including film, TV and print media. Her training comes from modeling and cosmetology spanning over multiple decades. Her curiosity in creating images behind the camera led to several positions as Assistant or Key Hair and Makeup Artist for various film and print projects. Memberships and awards include the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage … Read More Melanie Littlewood
The filmmakers behind the upcoming movie called Pistolero discuss the concept behind the film and announce the launch of their crowdfunding campaign. United States – Nov. 9th 2015 : In August of next year, a highly talented film crew will begin shooting the much-anticipated film entitled “Pistolero.” The film will be directed by Ezequiel Martinez, an up-and-coming Hollywood director who has directed several other … Read More A Gunfight with Cowboys, Pirates, and Ghosts
So here you are, you have worked hard, spent a ton of money in schooling, advertisement, and probably a number of other things. This can be nerve racking, or frustrating. Why? Because you may not be doing what you came out to Hollywood to do. You may be doing extra work (background) or PA work. On the bigger sets, it is harder to get … Read More First Day On a Movie Set
Hollywood has been enjoying services of some of the best talents in the world. One such great talent was of Jim ‘Kelly’ Durgin. Until his death in 2011, Jim served as an excellent script supervisor in Hollywood having taken an active scripting role in more than 200 movies. Early Life Durgin, James Clayton “Kelly” was born in August 13, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as … Read More James Kelly Durgin
The film may say “A George Lucas Production” or “A Steven Spielberg Production” but the movie you have just been enthralled by is not the work of just one man. The 90 minutes or so that you have just seen is the effort of many people, a movie today is all about teamwork. Choosing the right team is the challenge. How many movies or … Read More No Man Is An Island
With the invention of original productions arriving on Netflix, Amazon and various television or online venues, the film industry is expanding. Disney recently acquired Makers Studios for $500 million (an internet channel) due to this phenomenon. This same expansion is a boon for artistic types seeking work within the film industry. Hollywood is one of the greatest places to work. Not only the environment, … Read More Why work in Film?